Welcome to The Bankes Arms website.
This award winning Inn is a lovely old Purbeck Stone building with beautiful views of the sea and Isle of Wight
The Bankes Arms Country Inn is situated at the start of the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is an ideal base to begin exploring this area, being close to Studland's beautiful long sandy beaches with their swimming and water sports, the beginning of magnificent cliff top and coastal walks, and fantastic natural sites such as the RSPB's major reserve. Click here for a sample of the many varied amenities available in this fantastic area.
The Bankes Arms Country Inn is also the home of the Isle of Purbeck Brewery where we brew fine ales on the premises to add to our range of nine ales, all sourced from small independent breweries. Our landlord of 22 years is a fellow of the British Institute of Inn Keeping. Our bar has two log fires and is candlelit in the evenings giving it a warm atmosphere.
A wide range of bar meals are available all day during the summer - all served from fresh local produce and transformed into home-made specials. Seafood and Fish dishes are a speciality and we also have a varied vegetarian menu. We cater for parties large and small and our extensive gardens, overlooking the sea, are the perfect setting for eating al fresco.
For accommodation we have ten bedrooms, mostly ensuite and many with sea views. All have colour television and tea/coffee making facilities. Click here to view accommodation details.
We are open all year, except Christmas Day, and have special out of season rates. We accept well behaved dogs.
We hope you find our website useful, and look forward to welcoming you to this unique and beautiful part of Dorset. If you decide to pay us a visit we will endeavour to make your stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
Purbeck Beer Festival
In August we hold a four day Beer Festival - with 80 barrels of Real Ale and live music and entertainment. Stay tuned for Festival dates and any other events...
Some of our awards:
- The AA Good Seafood Restaurant,
- CAMRA - East Dorset Pub of the Year 2006-2007
- Pool Brewery CAMRA festival runner up 2004 (Fossil Fuel)
- Featured in "Good Pub Guide" and "Good Beer Guide"
- Real Open Fireplace Award
The Bankes Arms viewed from our garden
Aerial view of Studland
Enjoy a relaxing stay in one of our rooms
Looking over Old Harry Rocks